Welcome to AMra

Advanced Magnetic Ranges Australia

What We Do

In the Defence environment, stealth is paramount. Deperming Systems can be used to reduce the risk of magnetic sensor detection of steel hull vessels, both surface ships and submarines. Deperming cancels magnetisation by passing an electric current through coils to alter the magnetic signature of the vessel and helps protect vessels by acting as a form of camouflage from electro-magnetic detection, and as a precaution against magnetic mines. Advanced Magnetic Ranges Australia is about developing a solution that utilises a subsea system, using coils laid on the sea bed, rather than the traditional wrapping process. This system, allows the entire deperming operation to be reduced to as little as four hours.

AMRA’s proposed deperming system is an over-run treatment range for submarines and surface ships with:

  • Magnetic treatment of both submarines and frigates of any displacement
  • Fast treatment time
  • High precision of measurement and treatment
  • Ability to be combined with range multi-influence
  • Degaussing system calibration and checking
  • Low maintenance needs

Overrun stations can operate without any cable-wrapping operations. The treatment loop and sensors can be fixed so displacement-related damages are avoided and maintenance is reduced.

Ship trajectory is determined with DGPS receivers and visualised with MapsDRS software modules. The over-run treatment range can be combined with a multi-influence range: acoustic, magnetic, electric, and pressure.

For more information, please contact Advanced Magnetic Ranges Australia’s Melbourne office (see details below).

WHO WE ARE

Advanced Magnetic Ranges Australia (AMRA) is an Australian-based company that is a joint venture between AMOG Ventures Pty Ltd and ECA Group. AMRA integrates the knowledge of these companies, acquired over a combined period of more than 100 years, to offer an advanced deperming solution for submarines and surface ships.

The ECA Group is renowned for its expertise in robotics, automated systems, simulation and industrial processes. Ever since 1936 it has been developing complete innovative technological solutions to perform complex missions in hostile or restrictive environments.

Its products are used by a demanding international clientèle requiring the highest levels of safety and efficiency, mainly in the sectors of defence, maritime, aerospace, simulation, energy and industrial equipment. The Group has always been at the forefront of innovation ever since it was founded in 1936. It has built up the trust of its customers around the world thanks to the reliability and performance of its solutions, at minimum cost. Right now, our R&T teams are imagining robotics systems for the year 2020, to meet our customers’ needs even more effectively.

“Two of our strongest commitments are to innovate to find efficient and reliable solutions, and to support our customers when they operate our technical solutions” underlines Raphaël Gorgé, Chairman of the ECA Group.  This commitment to reliability and efficiency is put into operation by all the men and women of the ECA Group.  It is summed up by the group’s new slogan: Make Sure.

AMOG is a leading global solutions provider to Defence and Defence Industry, as well as the energy, resources, transport and maritime construction industries.

A privately owned Australian company, the AMOG team of consulting engineers, project managers and technicians have been solving big problems for more than 28 years. From our early days as the Australian Marine and Offshore Group, we have grown to a global network, evolving our capability and resources to meet increasing demand from a number of industries.

We combine the expertise of qualified, practiced and forward-thinking engineers the power of our international network. We solve complex, challenging engineering problems,. We engineer solutions by intimately understanding the breadth and depth of each issue; applying science, technology and clever thinking; conducting modelling, simulation and testing; and utilising our experience to get it right. We deliver our industry-leading engineering know-how to projects of any scale.

Our clients trust in our cutting edge solutions to help them operate more effectively, safety and profitably.

That’s how we add outstanding value.

PHILIPPE NOVELLI

ECA Group

Philippe Novelli joined ECA Group in 2008 as General Manager of its subsidiary specialising in electrical solutions for harsh environments. He has successfully delivered a number of ECA Group projects for both French and International customers in submarine and magnetic risk management domains

BEN CLARK

AMOG

Ben Clark is the CEO and Managing Director of AMOG and joined the company in 2006. Prior to AMOG, he served as a specialist Frigate and Deep Draught Navigator and Principal Warfare Officer in the Royal Australian Navy and was also the Deputy Port Manager at Fleet Base West, and an instructor at the Royal Australian Navy’s School of Navigation.

RADM PETER MARSHALL (RANR)

AMOG

Rear Admiral Marshall is an experienced senior executive and engineer, with a distinguished career in the Royal Australian Navy.  Upon his retirement from the RAN, RADM Marshall was appointed by the Chief of Navy as an independent Technical Member of the Defence Seaworthiness Board. He is also a non-executive board member of AMOG Pty Ltd and AMOG Holdings Pty Ltd.

THOMAS GERARD

ECA Group

Thomas Gerard is the Regional Sales Director at ECA Group. With extensive experience in Defence industry, he joined ECA Group in 2014.

DAN WASHINGTON

AMOG

Dan Washington joined AMOG in 2002, and is an Executive Director of AMOG Holdings Pty Ltd. Prior to AMOG, he served as a Weapons Electrical Engineer Officer in the Royal Australian Navy, and has wide consulting experience in Safety Engineering and Management as well as extensive experience in the conduct of military system safety programs, particularly for naval projects, including those associated with ordnance and submarine safety systems.

CONTACT US

19 Business Park Drive,

Notting Hill Vic,  Australia 3168

+61 3 9542 3760

ACN: 106 776 603